Continuity Clinic

Continuity Clinic

Ambulatory medicine is integral to internal medicine training at Monmouth Medical Center. Outpatient practice skills are developed primarily at the Monmouth Family Health Center (MFHC), located at 270 Broadway Avenue, Long Branch, New Jersey. This facility is a half-mile from the hospital.

MFHC is a Federally-Qualified Health Center Program grantee under 42 USC 254b and a deemed Public Health Service employee service under 42 USC 233(g)-(n). The center is also licensed by the NJ Department of Health and Senior Services.

At the MFHC, residents are trained to provide high-quality, comprehensive, affordable, culturally sensitive, and linguistically appropriate primary and preventative health care services to the residents of Long Branch and surrounding communities

Outpatient practice skills are developed under a mentoring system in which the faculty reviews resident interactions with patients. Performance is evaluated through written reports by attending physicians every six months. As competency develops, residents assume increased independence with patient care. This clinical experience is supplemented by an ambulatory core curriculum of didactic lectures.

Residents are required to attend a minimum of 130 ambulatory continuity sessions throughout the three-year training period. Their patient rosters grow through an assignment of new clinic patients, follow-ups of in-patient discharges, and transfers from graduating residents. MFHC utilizes NextGen to integrate all electronic medical records and computerized physician order entry.